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What causes swelling/discomfort in upper stomach area?

What causes swelling/discomfort in upper stomach area?

Lots to consider...: An ache +/- distension in the upper abdomen may originate from the stomach, duodenum, mid-colon, small bowel, liver, pancreas, bile ducts and gallbladder, spleen, abdominal muscles themselves, hernias, blood vessels that feed the organs. Sometimes the cause is inflammatory, ischemic, infectious, obstructive, or just muscle spasms. Checking with your doctor can identify what's the problem area. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What causes the swelling of a stomach?

What causes the swelling of a stomach?

Find the cause: Many different things can cause stomach swelling true bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms

http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas/. ...Read more

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Can chostochondritis cause swelling? And maybe abdomen pain?

Can chostochondritis cause swelling? And maybe abdomen pain?

Yes but is atypical: Costochondritis or inflammation of the cartilage around the rib cage and sternum may cause swelling. I would expect the site of inflammation to be painful and swollen (point tenderness and swelling). This diagnosis may also cause back and abdominal pain, also known as referred pain. However, true abdominal pain should also be observed for worsening as it can be from other causes. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of swelling in the right side of face that has since spread to my whole face, my neck, my abdomen.

What could be the cause of swelling in the right side of face that has since spread to my whole face, my neck, my abdomen.

Need to speak withDr: Without knowing your medical history and how long you have had the symptoms, etc, it's difficult to give you any advice? You should see a physician or schedule a health tap consultation on line.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful ...Read more

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What causes the pain and swelling on right side of abdomen?

What causes the pain and swelling on right side of abdomen?

Direct Dx needed: Please see an md for a full physical, the internet is inappropriate for a complete answer. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What causes swelling in lower right abdomen with no pain?

What causes swelling in lower right abdomen with no pain?

Short list.: Painless mass in rlq? Could be a tumor of some sort. In females I would be concerned about ovarian and uterine issues. If it comes and goes it is not likely of consequence and may be due to air in your bowels. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a slight swelling on the left side of your abdomen?

Can pregnancy cause a slight swelling on the left side of your abdomen?

Maybe: Because of the rotation of the uterus to the right, you might perceive an assymetry or 'swelling' on one side or the other. Run this by your OB and make sure that they do not need to do an ultrasound of the uterus. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are causes for abdominal pain and swelling?

Need expert help here. What are causes for abdominal pain and swelling?

Too many to list: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take a complete history and perform a physical exam before recommending any treatment plans. ...Read more

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What would cause abdomen swelling in a healthy male?

What would cause abdomen swelling in a healthy male?

Many things: Sudden abdominal swelling should not be ignored. It could possibly be a hernia with extravasation of intestinal or other anatomy. It is a serious condition that warrants a medical differential diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause abdominal swelling and pain in one day?

What can cause abdominal swelling and pain in one day?

Air, stool, but...: Can be gas, stool, spasm, but can also be from serious causes like bowel obstruction, perforation of a hollow organ like stomach, small bowel, colon, gyn issue. Call your doc today. Er if fever, vomiting, oan't pass gas, urine, or stool. ...Read more

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Could anyone know what could cause left abdominal swelling?

Several things: Colon, small bowel can get full, gas, air.
Fluid in abdomen.
Local swelling of soft tissue or hernia are also possible in left abdomen.
Rarely an enlarged kidney or mass can occur.
FIND out by seeing your PCP with full history and good physical exam, and the testing as guided by these factors. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can cause abdominal swelling and pain?

I'm curious as to what can cause abdominal swelling and pain?

Several causes: There are several potential causes of abdominal swelling. Gas trapped in the bowel, from partial obstruction, bad gallbladder, gastric reflux are a few. If you are vomiting or running fever get checked right away. If you are okay, try a bowel regimen, low fat diet, small frequent meals and more hydration. If not better in a week or so, get checked by your doc. ...Read more

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What cause lower abdominal swelling and bloat?

What cause lower abdominal swelling and bloat?

Something or nothing: Bloating is a common symptom of ibs which is usually a self-limiting but annoying gastrointestinal syndrome. The bloating is usually from swallowed gas and/or bacterial imbalance in the gastrointestinal tract. If it is just the lower abdomen, and the patient is female, it may be due to gynecologic problem or even gyn malignancy. If it is with constipation, a laxative may help. ...Read more

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What can cause, upper abdominal swelling along with chest and back swelling?

What can cause, upper abdominal swelling along with chest and back swelling?

Cannot comment: Your symptoms are not specific enough to make a comment - is the swelling in the skin? Is it associated with shortness of breath? Any color changes? Weight? Difficulty swallowing?
Normally swelling is gravity dependent, affecting more the legs and lower abdomen. If indeed this is upper abdomen, chest and back, then you should see your physician for more testing to look at the heart and lungs. ...Read more

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I have a rib fractured can it cause rib, side abdomen & abdomen swelling? Maybe even back pain

I have a rib fractured can it cause rib, side abdomen & abdomen swelling? Maybe even back pain

Pain in chest wall: Yes a rib fracture can cause rib and side pain as well as abdomen discomfort because of the muscles attached to the broken rib. ...Read more

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What can cause abdominal swelling and poochy belly?

What can cause abdominal swelling and poochy belly?

Variety: Common: air, fluid, stool, overall weight gain. Less common: tumor (colon, ovarian, uterine, kidney, etc) or some process unrelated to abdomen (endocrine disorder). ...Read more

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What might cause bad stomach pain after eating and swelling?

What might cause bad stomach pain after eating and swelling?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Will a kidney stone cause swelling in the stomach?

Will a kidney stone cause swelling in the stomach?

Yes: Kidney stones can cause inflammation which can lead to irritation of other abdominal organs, like the intestine. Intestinal inflammation can lead to bloating and distention. ...Read more

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What could be there cause of abdominal pain behind right rib and swelling of belly occurs and there is a knot. What could it be?

Gallbladder: Without details, commonly this may just be a gallbladder attack. This is typical of the location. A detailed history and complete physical in addition to lab and radiographic studies will confirm this guess. If your condition worsens, seek medical attention quickly. ...Read more

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Can long term antibiotic use cause abdominal swelling and if so, why?

Can long term antibiotic use cause abdominal swelling and if so, why?

bacterial imbalance: There can be many problems assoc with prolonged abx use. The abx will sometimes kill off the "the good bacteria" that helps us with digestion and results in the overgrowth of other organisms (bacteria and fungi-yeast) witch can effect us adversly. The goal is to take abx only if absolutely neccessary and for short periods, the use of prebiotics and probiotics has been shown to be of benifit. ...Read more

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How can I prevent swelling on my ankles due to lymphedema (caused by abdominal surgery)?

How can I prevent swelling on my ankles due to lymphedema (caused by abdominal surgery)?

Compression: Lymphedema is cause impaired circulation of lymph. Normally the compression of muscles propels the lymph through lymphatic system, however if the is obstruction it need extra help. That can from compression stockings, lymphatic massage, or compression boots or pumps that inflate. All of these things give an extra boost to lymph circulation. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more